Summit Voices

Centred around workforce and economic development, Forward Summit has attracted several Canadian leaders in Indigenous Relations and Economic Development. By lending their voices to this momentous Summit, they are shaping an inclusive, cross-industry discussion that will actionably move our country and our economies forward.

All voices are welcome at Forward Summit. If your organization has a story to tell about Indigenous successes, get in touch.


JP Gladu

President & CEO Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)


Leadership Council

Jorge Avilés

Manager, Stakeholder & Community Relations CWL Energy Management Ltd.

Jessica Vandenberghe

Indigenous Community Consultant | Project Engineer | Public Speaker | Outreach Volunteer Urban Systems Ltd.

Mahesh Jayaraman

Manager, International Capacity Development and Training University of Calgary

Kirsten Ryder

Director of Training and Development Stoney Tribal Administration
Headshot - Laurence Riel

Laurence Riel

Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Initiatives & Workforce Planning Pembina Pipeline Corporation


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